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The events to mark National Minorities Day in Estonia
14.09.2017

 

 

  • From 10:00-18:00 on 23 & 24 September the Alliance of Nationalities of Estonia will be holding an ethnofair on Town Hall Square, including a special concert. Taking to the stage for the concert will be singing groups from societies belonging to the alliance, while the ethnofair will offer traditional food and drinks and handicraft items for sale.
     
  • 14th national minority cultural festival: ‘National Cultures Creative Pot’

    24 September 2017 | Jõhvi Concert Hall

    Programme

    11:30 Official opening

    11:30-18:00 Exhibitions, displays, masterclasses, ‘My amazing Ida-Viru County’ children’s exhibition, ‘Ukraine through the eyes of children’ exhibition & NPO Türkiispärl exhibition of dolls and textile toys

    12:00-14:30 Conference: ‘Connections between generations ensure the continuation of traditions’

    12:30 Awarding of prizes in the ‘My amazing Ida-Viru County’ children’s competition

    13:00-14:00 Literary get-togethers 

    14:30-15:30 Concert: Lõõtsavägilased

    16:00 Gala concert featuring national minority cultural association collectives, a guest collective from Poland and the Ukrainian national dance group Czeremosz

    17:45 Festival ends
     

  • Estonian Nationalities Days 2017 at the Russian Cultural Centre.
    Additional information: Tatjana Semenjuk, tel 5836 3613

     

    19 September at 17:15 | Conference Hall

    “The history of Tallinn’s Sailors Home” lecture by Tatjana Tšervova. The lecture will be given in Russian.

     Free admission

     

    21 September at 11:00 | Conference Hall

    “The art of representatives of Estonia’s national minorities” lecture by Valeri Laur. The lecture will be given in Russian.

     Free admission

     

    22 September at 18:00 | Large Hall

    ‘Under one sky’ gala concert of national minority collectives.

    Featuring the creative collectives of the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities).

    Free admission

     

    23 September at 14:00 | Large Hall

    ‘Russian songs in my soul’ concert.

    Featuring the Sudaruški folk song choir (Tallinn), the Rodnõje napevõ Russian song choir (Tallinn), the Ljubava folk song ensemble (Tallinn), the Zlatõje gorõ folk music ensemble (Tallinn), the Retšenka Russian song ensemble (Kohtla-Järve), the Zorenka Russian song choir (Kohtla-Järve) and the Nadežda Russian song choir (Narva).

    Free admission

     

    23 September at 18:00 | Small Hall

    ‘We live here’ classical music concert.

    Performances by soloists from the Russian Philharmonic Society.

    Including classical vocal and instrumental works of Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian and Estonian composers.

    Featuring: Karina Amirhanjan (soprano), Natalja Burova (soprano), Aleksandr Nekrassov (baritone), Roman Tšervinko (baritone), Vladimir Skamnitski (violin), Aleksandr Paškov (piano, St Petersburg)

    Free admission

     

    28 September at 19:00 | Small Hall

    Creative evening with poet, film director and journalist Andrei Tantsõrev. Free admission

     

     Additional information: Tatjana Semenjuk, tel 5836 3613
     

  • How will Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities) be marking National Minorities Day?

     

    Until 30 September an exhibition of Russian applied art entitled ‘Source of Joy’ will be open at the Russian Cultural Centre (Mere pst 5, Tallinn). The exhibition is being organised by the NPO Töökoda-huviklubi Stiil under director Marina Datskovskaja.

     

    It will include displays of:

    - protective dolls;

    - traditional embroidery;

    - gem stone and pearl jewellery;

    - woven charms known as “God’s Eye”; and

    - ancient Slavic wooden symbols.

     

    Admission is free.

     

    On 18 September from 10:00-12:00 a children’s morning will be held in the Foreign Literature section of Tallinn Central Library (Liivalaia 40, Tallinn). The programme includes a Lezgin dance workshop and an exhibition of national costumes. The Lezginka ensemble is led by Rameliya Ulubayova.

     

    On 19 September from 17:30-19:30 an evening of music and poetry will be held in the Foreign Literature section of Tallinn Central Library (Liivalaia 40, Tallinn). There will be a performance by the ensemble Ю-Вега. Admission is free.

     

    On 17 September from 12:00-14:00 Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities) will be holding the ‘Golden Autumn’ fair and festival and an open day at Kaera 21 in Tallinn. For the ninth year this event will open the doors to everyone interested in finding out more about the traditions of different nationalities. More than 30 are represented by Lüüra: Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Georgians, Tatars, Armenians, Kabardians, Buryats, Lezgins, Moldovans, Chuvash, Koreans, Kazakhs, Uzbeks and more. There will be a concert, a festival of national cuisines, national games, an exhibition and sale, an art fair, contests and creative workshops for children. Admission is free.
     

    On 22 September at 18:00 the main hall of the Russian Cultural Centre will be the venue for the ‘Under One Sky’ gala concert of national minority collectives. It will feature members of the Association of Slavic Educational and Charitable Societies in Estonia and Lüüra (the International Union of Associations of National Minorities). Admission is free.

     

    For further information please contact: Larisa Ivaniševa | Mobile: +372 5805 3258 | E-mail: info@lyra.ee
     

  • Children are invited to attend Azerbaijan Day at Miiamilla Museum

    On Saturday 23 September at 15:00 the Miiamilla Children’s Museum in Kadriorg (Koidula 21C) will be the venue for Azerbaijan Day, organised by the Orhan Azeri Sunday School. The programme will include folk dances, workshops and face-painting, and everyone will have the chance to try the famous sweet treat baklava.

    The activities of national minority Sunday schools are financed from the budget of the Ministry of Education and Research.

     

    For further information please contact: Sanam Aliyeva, Director, Orhan Azeri Sunday School | E-mail: sanam.aliyeva@gmail.com | Mobile: +372 5595 6950
     

  • Other events


    On 23 September at 13:00 a workshop on making traditional Russian rag dolls will be held at the Sääse branch of Tallinn Central Library.

    NB! Pre-registration is necessary.
    For further information please contact: Natalja Jampolskaja | Bõliina folklore ensemble, director of the Bereginja Russian National Culture Centre | E-mail: natalja.jampolskaja@mail.ru  | Mobile: +372 55 20 094
     

    From 22-24 September the Bõliina folklore ensemble and the Bereginja Russian National Culture Centre will be holding open days at Kastani 7, Haapsalu. The programme will include excursions in the ‘Russian cabin’ museum, workshops, national games, a folklore programme and an introduction to Russian cuisine.

    For further information please contact: Natalja Jampolskaja | Bõliina folklore ensemble, director of the Bereginja Russian National Culture Centre | E-mail: natalja.jampolskaja@mail.ru | Mobile: +372 55 20 094

     

    From 25-30 September the NPO Raduga (the Union of National Minorities) will be showcasing national minority cultures on its premises at Rüütli 23. Visitors will be able to find out all about Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian music, literature, national symbols and national cuisine. From 1-10 October there will be an exhibition of national dolls. The final event dedicated to National Minorities Day will be held on 7 October.

    For further information please contact: Galina Ivanova | Director of NPO Raduga (Union of National Minorities) | E-mail: raduga_parnu@mail.ru | Mobile: +372 5800 8847